Finding issues with Rep. Rangel’s “admonishment”

Is “admonishment” appropriate under House rules?  That’s the topic of this Roll Call report.

“The House committee has availed itself notably in the Rangel matter and previously in the [then-Rep. Tom] DeLay [R- Texas] matter of the opportunity to admonish Members, even though strictly speaking the rules don’t give them that authority,” said Rob Walker, an attorney with Wiley Rein who served as a top aide to the Senate and the House ethics committees.

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